MR. PIKE PEASE
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the total number of Chinese indentured labourers in the Transvaal at the present time; and what number have arrived since 1st January of this year.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
The number of Chinese coolies employed on the 31st of March was, according to a telegram received through Renter's agency, 53,651. About 2,000 were imported early in January, since when there have been and there will be no further importations.